Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Open Letter to the Vice Chancellor

PRESS RELEASE: Reclaim UoA

Open Letter to the Vice Chancellor of the University of Auckland regarding the Faculty Administrative Review

Dearest Stuart McCutcheon,

We regret to inform you that your position at the University has been reviewed under the Faculty Administrative Review (FAR). Under this review, we have made the decision that your role as the Vice-Chancellor at the University of Auckland is likely to be reduced or sustainably removed due to international pressures to remain competitive.

As you may be aware the University has insufficient public funding and is under increasing financial pressure due to the income per student declining each year in real terms. We hope that you are understanding of our needs to place international standing above your job security and working conditions to maintain our ‘world ranked’ status.

We believe that the most effective way to sustain a high functioning university is to make small adjustments to the structure, in order to maintain the character of the University as the ‘critic and conscious of society’ as outlined in the University Charter and Mission Statement.

This review has determined that management will be consolidated into one position titled: ‘The University’, and the labour will be outsourced to this body. You are welcome to apply for this position once the review is complete, however, you will be placed in competition with the students, cleaning, maintenance, security, grounds, academic and administrative staff who have demonstrated that they possess the qualifications necessary to fill this position.

FAR will involve the removal of some positions at the University, however it also provides more opportunities and possibilities. We see that having a more specialised and diversified senior management will reduce the burden of labour placed on current management of the University. This will make for a more effective and efficient system of education and research capabilities.

We have made considerable effort to include all affected staff in the process. We provided retrospective consultation, which allowed staff to make submissions to our design, and will place these into consideration during the remainder of the review process.
If you choose not to apply for the position, we wish you all the best for the future and thank you deeply for your contribution to the history and culture of the University of Auckland.

Kind Regards,The New Management

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Max Rashbrooke: Review - The NZSO And Nature

This was a lovely, varied concert with an obvious theme based on the natural world. It kicked off with Mendelssohn's sparkling Hebrides Overture, which had a wonderfully taut spring right from the start, and great colour from the woodwinds, especially the clarinets. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Q&A: Prue Hyman On ‘Hopes Dashed?’

For Scoop Review of Books, Alison McCulloch interviewed Prue Hyman about her new book, part of the BWB Texts series, Hopes Dashed? The Economics of Gender Inequality More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Chuck Berry (And James Comey, And Bill English)

Back when many people were still treating rock’n’roll as a passing fad – was calypso going to be the new thing? – Chuck Berry knew that it had changed popular music forever. What is even more astonishing is that this 30-ish black r&b musician from a middle class family in St Louis could manage to recreate the world of white teenagers, at a time when the very notion of a “teenager” had just been invented. More>>

Howard Davis Review:
The Baroque Fusion Of L'arpeggiata

Named after a toccata by German composer Girolamo Kapsberger, L'Arpeggiata produces its unmistakable sonority mainly from the resonance of plucked strings, creating a tightly-woven acoustic texture that is both idiosyncratic and immediately identifiable. Director Christina Pluhar engenders this distinctive tonality associated with the ensemble she founded in 2000 by inviting musicians and vocalists from around the world to collaborate on specific projects illuminated by her musicological research. More>>

African Masks And Sculpture: Attic Discovery On Display At Expressions Whirinaki

Ranging from masks studded with nails and shards of glass to statues laden with magical metal, the works are from ethnic groups in nine countries ranging from Ivory Coast to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news